About Us

MetaGeek was born when founder Ryan Woodings needed a way to troubleshoot a wireless device he was programming and got tired of fighting with 25 other engineers to use the one big, heavy, expensive spectrum analyzer the company could afford to have on site. So, he created the Wi-Spy, which enabled software-based spectrum analysis right from his laptop. That "for geeks, by geeks" product management philosophy has resulted in disruptive, innovative products, a passionate customer base, and sustained healthy growth, establishing MetaGeek as an icon in the Wi-Fi tools industry.
MetaGeek believes in building an exceptional company around exceptional people and exceptional products. We treat each other as close family, our customers as welcomed friends and embrace our work as the relentless process of making hard things easy. And we have fun doing it.

Ryan with chess
Ryan with chess

How we work

Like a great sports team, the success of the team is more important than individual success. Our teams are highly collaborative and cross-trained, and we lean on each others’ strengths to get work done. This means that sometimes you will be focused on the “job you were hired for” (see Responsibilities above), and other times you will be editing website content, or QA'ing software for release—whatever moves your team closer to success. Job descriptions here are more like contextual guidelines, and official job titles are generally ignored at MetaGeek. We care more about what you can do than what you are called.

"Geek" is in the name

We are a company of techies. We get excited about the latest iPhone, Android, Raspberry Pi, and Wi-Fi Crockpot. We shut the entire company down for Wi-Fi training. Most of the company has at least one certification related to Wi-Fi (CWTS, CWNA, or CWAP); not just the engineers and salespeople either… our CFO is a CWNA.

Want to Join Our Awesome Team?

The Perks @ MetaGeek

  • You’ve Got Plenty PTO – Work smart — recharge as needed
  • Health Insurance – paid by MetaGeek for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) Plan – plus 6% company match
  • Agile Development – no unrealistic schedules
  • Bike friendly – join the biking team on your commute into work
  • Parking & bus pass – for easy downtown access
  • Social – we like family parties and company lunches
  • Snacks! – beer on tap and a bunch of snacks
  • Office – sweet office space in the recently renovated Owyhee building
  • Training – so you can continue progressing toward mastery

Ryan with chess
Ryan with chess

MetaGeek in the Community

MetaGeek is an active member of both the Wi-Fi community and the Boise community. Here are some of the groups that we actively participate in and/or sponsor...

MetaGeek Values

    • Recognize hypotheses and focuses on (in)validating them. Understand that assumptions are not facts and that all assumptions must be validated with controlled tests
    • Prioritize according to importance and urgency
    • Strive for minimum viable doneness, focusing on the 20% of effort that creates 80% of the value
    • Practice Deliberate Action - think/say what you intend to do before action
    • Limit blast radius (reduce potential worst-case impact of changes)
    • Own your errors, analyze and learn from them
    • Pursue mastery of job skills to improve your performance
    • Learn new skills consistent with your current and future job responsibilities
    • Have new ideas; be an innovator
    • Be Open-minded; value others’ opinions as much as your own
    • Focus on your team before yourself
    • Use knowledge of teammate strengths and weaknesses to maximize team effectiveness
    • Be a catalyst for improving team effectiveness
    • Proactively share relevant knowledge
    • Hold teammates accountable with respectful candor

Ryan with chess

Additional Resources